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Doctor insights on: Signs And Symptoms Of Torn Calf Muscle

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a torn calf muscle?

What are the symptoms of a torn calf muscle?

Pain, swelling: Usually it occurs secondary to sports such as tennis or basketball you will often feel a pop in the calf and will end up with swelling and difficulty weightbearing on the leg it is important to differentiate a calf injury from and achilles tendon injury which is likely to require surgery. ...Read more

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What sign of torn calf muscle that possible lead to operation?

What sign of torn calf muscle that possible lead to operation?

Calf tear: Calf muscle (gastrocnemius) tears are quite common, especially in males in their second, third, and fourth decades--but rarely require surgery. Tears of the achilles tendon which attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone most often require surgery. So if your tear is in the muscle and not in the tendon itself, then conservative treatment should get you back into action in a relatively short orde. ...Read more

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What are the tests for torn calf muscle?

What are the tests for torn calf muscle?

Exam , MRI: The most important test would a good physical exam often this is overlooked or cursory to evaluate the severity of a tear an MRI would be the next step sometimes this can determine whether treatment is conservative or surgical. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to heal torn calf muscle?

Any tips on how to heal torn calf muscle?

Follow these steps: Frequent ice packs, compression bandage to the area of the injury, take Ibuprofen or naproxen, rest your calf muscle. To help you remember what to do, here is a commonly used mnemonic: rice--rest, ice, compression, elevation. Regimen of gentle stretching after the pain is gone. ...Read more

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What happens when one has a torn calf muscle?

What happens when one has a torn calf muscle?

Scarring: When the calf muscle tears, the muscle usually does not tear completely, it is more like the fibers are lengthened and then scar in. Usually people can return back to an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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How do you tape a torn calf muscle effectively?

Torn Calf Muscle: Immidiately after the injury, use ice locally, limit use of the injured leg use crutches for at least two wekks. Compression with ace bandage elevation of the leg immobilisation of lower leg with cam walker and you may splint the ankle in natural position, foot at right angle with foot. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal a torn calf muscle quickly?

What can I do to heal a torn calf muscle quickly?

No easy answer: This will take time since this will need to heal on its own. In the beginning the principle of rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation) are mandatory. Make sure that you keep range of motion in your ankle and knee. Over stretching the calf will just continue to reinjure the muscle. ...Read more